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Calif. man shoots his way out of sinking SUV
breitbart ^ | 1/18/10 | ap

Posted on 01/18/2010 12:45:23 PM PST by Nachum

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A driver whose SUV plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun. The 28-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately available, is an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento. He sustained minor injuries in Sunday's accident.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; shoots; sinking; suv

1 posted on 01/18/2010 12:45:24 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

He was startled by his hands free phone???????


2 posted on 01/18/2010 12:47:10 PM PST by NMEwithin
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To: Nachum

I shot the window,
but I meant to hit the cell phone instead.


3 posted on 01/18/2010 12:50:39 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: NMEwithin
He was startled by his hands free phone???????

It probably woke him up.

4 posted on 01/18/2010 12:50:58 PM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: Nachum
SUV Attempts To Drown Man...
5 posted on 01/18/2010 12:51:36 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: USMCPOP

I thought you were starting to sing a song.

I shot the window,
but I did not shoot my AT&T.

(I imagine after firing his gun inside his vehicle he’ll be using the ‘vibrate’ feature for awhile!)


6 posted on 01/18/2010 12:53:48 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Leo Farnsworth

Justifiable, self defense shooting.


7 posted on 01/18/2010 12:54:26 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve

Good thing he had a legal gun!


8 posted on 01/18/2010 12:58:34 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Nachum

He’ll hear ringing in his ears for a very long time.

Trust me on this.


9 posted on 01/18/2010 12:59:16 PM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Nachum

I’m not sure that a man who gets startled by a cell phone should be carrying a loaded gun.

Just sayin’


10 posted on 01/18/2010 1:05:45 PM PST by EnderWiggins
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To: Nachum

Yet another reason for a CHL.

All passengers in cars driven by Kennedys should be carrying (for alot of reasons).


11 posted on 01/18/2010 1:07:52 PM PST by Mrs.Z
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To: Nachum
I notice that when Mythbusters did a segment on this, they did not consider using a gun to bust the window to get out.
12 posted on 01/18/2010 1:13:03 PM PST by marktwain
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To: 109ACS

Well, it depends on the caliber. If it was his .357 or his Kimber .45, then yeah, he won’t even hear his phone ring til next week ;-)

But if it was some little .38 purse gun ...

AND, like others have commented on, we need to correct the phrase “after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device” to read “lost control of his vehicle after screwing with his cel phone on an unfamiliar part of the road.”


13 posted on 01/18/2010 1:13:22 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Nachum

WE DON'T NEED NO SINKING SUVs!..........................

14 posted on 01/18/2010 1:14:38 PM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: 109ACS

one more thing!

Anywhere. Anytime.

;-)


15 posted on 01/18/2010 1:21:46 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: 21twelve
I shot the window,
but I did not shoot my AT&T.

ROFL!

16 posted on 01/18/2010 1:26:02 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: Nachum

Damn SUV’s, they’re turning into jihadist suicide downers!


17 posted on 01/18/2010 1:26:05 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: marktwain

10,000 pieces of glass propelled by 1000’s of gallons of water, sounds like a shredder to me.


18 posted on 01/18/2010 1:28:13 PM PST by enraged
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To: Nachum

Self defense... Case dismissed


19 posted on 01/18/2010 1:32:44 PM PST by tubebender
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To: Nachum
Escape from New GM


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 01/18/2010 1:34:51 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Red Badger

LOL! Love it.


21 posted on 01/18/2010 1:40:43 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: Nachum

Ok, who here HASN’T had this happen to them?

/sarc

This story is a journalist’s trifecta: cell phones, SUVs and handguns. All that’s missing are cigarettes.


22 posted on 01/18/2010 1:41:10 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: blackie

Oops...drowners... ;)


23 posted on 01/18/2010 2:17:23 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

Innocent SUV Attempts to Drown Man, Gets Shot...


24 posted on 01/18/2010 2:21:41 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: 21twelve

“I thought you were starting to sing a song.”

No, I was just ripping off Eric Clapton’s song:

“I shot the Whitehouse,
but I didn’t hit the President.”


25 posted on 01/18/2010 2:31:17 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Nachum

Just when you think you know all the reasons to carry a weapon...


26 posted on 01/18/2010 2:37:44 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: 21twelve
I imagine after firing his gun inside his vehicle he’ll be using the ‘vibrate’ feature for awhile!

Not trying to be funny, but I DO think about things like this:

If I am faced with a home invader and I use my 12 gauge shotgun in self defense . . . I am supposed to call 911 and report it immediately. After that thing goes off a few times in a 12x14 room, how is one supposed to hear that faint voice on the phone???

27 posted on 01/18/2010 2:42:15 PM PST by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: Petruchio
“I imagine after firing his gun inside his vehicle he’ll be using the ‘vibrate’ feature for awhile!

Not trying to be funny, but I DO think about things like this:

If I am faced with a home invader and I use my 12 gauge shotgun in self defense . . . I am supposed to call 911 and report it immediately. After that thing goes off a few times in a 12x14 room, how is one supposed to hear that faint voice on the phone???”

Wear a set of electronic hearing protectors. After I tried a set, I use them all the time. Not only do they protect your ears, they give you a tactical advantage by giving you electronically enhance hearing.

http://www.gundogsonline.com/hearing-protection/electronic-hearing-protection/peltor-tactical-6-hearing-protection.html

28 posted on 01/18/2010 3:13:30 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Blueflag
But if it was some little .38 purse gun ...

I shot a rat in a galvanized trash can with a .22 and my ears rang for the better part of a day.

29 posted on 01/18/2010 3:16:51 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Lakeshark
You see everything.

Excellent observation.

30 posted on 01/18/2010 3:22:12 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Leo Farnsworth
LOL.

I liked your headline so much I thought it needed an alternative.........

31 posted on 01/18/2010 3:31:07 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: USMCPOP; GovernmentShrinker; Tijeras_Slim
The driver may have been a Lurker/Freeper who remembered a suggestion for this situation:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2377857/posts?page=58#58
32 posted on 01/18/2010 4:16:27 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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